Names for Santa Claus Around the World

When Christmas is around the corner, the one thing we recollect is Santa Claus and his presents.

Names of Santa Claus

Santa Claus who is also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Christkind or Christkindl is a figure with legendary, mythical, historical and folkloric origins who, in many western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children on the night before Christmas, i.e., December 24.

The modern figure of Santa Claus was derived from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas, which, in turn, was derived from tales concerning the historical figure of Christian bishop and gift giver Saint Nicholas.

Today, there are many different versions of the Santa Claus character all around the world who are known by different names.

Different Names for Santa Claus Around the World :

Country Name of Santa Claus
United Kingdom Father Christmas
USA Santa, Kris Kringle, St Nick
Mexico Santo Clós
Latin America Papa Noel
Canada, France, Belgium Pere Noel
Italy Babbo Natale
Hawaii Kanakaloka
Netherlands Kerstman
Germany Weihnachtsmann
Hungary Mikulas (St. Nicholas)
Austria Christkind
Denmark Julemanden
Finland Joulupukki
Germany Weihnachtsmann
Iceland Jolasveinn
Norway Julenissen
Portugal Pai Natal
Sweden Jultomten
Turkey Noel Baba
Poland Swiety Mikolaj
Japan Hoteiosho
Russia Ded Moroz
Brazil Papai Noel
China Dun Che Lao Ren
France Pere Noel
Hungary Mikulas
India Christmas Baba in Hindi and Christmas Thaathaa in Tamil
Holland Sinterklaas or Sinter Klaas
Ireland Santy or Daidí na Nollag (Father Christmas)

Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2019 & Happy New Year 2020 !!!